Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Cute and Cheap Memo Board

Cute and Cheap Memo Board

 So today I decided to make a memo board.  I was inspired by this cute one I saw on Pinterest from Make and Takes.  Sure I could have just gone to Wal-Mart or Target and bought one, but it would have been as C-U-T-E or matched my kitchen. 

Here's how I made it:

I started with a super cheap 8x10 frame from the Dollar Tree.  I was really lucky to find one that was made of unfinished wood. After lightly sanding it I added the first coat of paint.

As you can see in the picture I just used everyday craft paint available at Hobby Lobby or a lot of other big box craft stores.  For this project I used Folk Art acrylic paint by Plaid in Forest Moss.  I put two coats on the front and outer edges. Be sure to take the glass out of the frame first to avoid getting paint on it.

After the paint dried (about 2 hours) I used Aleene's Original Tacky Glue to attach three buttons on the frame.  I found these big wooden buttons at Wal-Mart.  I liked that they were a natural oak similar to the cabinets and island in my kitchen. 

 After the glue on the buttons dried, I put the glass back in the frame, along with some scrap book paper. How cool is it that the paper looks like burlap?

I added magnets to the back so I can hang it on the refrigerator. I attached a dry erase marker to the top with a Velcro dot.

I think it turned out really cute!  What do you think?

Happy Crafting!